Wednesday, November 16, 2005

UAS needs change
It looks like more of the same at University of Alaska Southeast.

Free advice for Frank
Gov. Murkowski is making a mistake hiring Lower 48 public-relations people to improve his image.

Respect rights of all
I swear we live in a caste society.

Free advice for Frank
Gov. Murkowski is making a mistake hiring Lower 48 public-relations people to improve his image.

Democracy mixed with torture?
Right now, between Congress and the Bush administration, there is a struggle taking shape that will affect our standing as a nation in the world, and we feel, our status as citizens in the United States.

Lying about the lies
CNN reports President Bush is going on a campaign to convince people that the Libby/outing of a spy for payback/we are supposed to believe our president was too clueless to know what was going on and we do (believe he is clueless enough not to know because it's part of his charm)/Iraq war case isn't all that bad.

Lying about the lies
CNN reports President Bush is going on a campaign to convince people that the Libby/outing of a spy for payback/we are supposed to believe our president was too clueless to know what was going on and we do (believe he is clueless enough not to know because it's part of his charm)/Iraq war case isn't all that bad.

A glitch in the dividend system
I have received a permanent fund dividend every year since I qualified in 1999 except this year.

Respect rights of all
I swear we live in a caste society.

A glitch in the dividend system
I have received a permanent fund dividend every year since I qualified in 1999 except this year.

Rita drives family out of Texas
Lynda Savant wants to see bears. After a week in Juneau, the victim of Hurricane Rita said she has already seen eagles fly over mountains, and a spirit that makes Juneau special.

Photo: In with the new
Richard Green cuts spikes Monday off planks removed from the dock where the Timberwolf gift shop had been.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Sealaska to reduce logging by 25 percent
Sealaska Corp. announced Monday that its shareholders and employees face a serious economic loss because the corporation's timber resources are much smaller than previously thought.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Villagers say they're facing a fuel crisis
After a disastrous local salmon season, many cash-poor Yakutat residents are wondering how they will pay to heat their homes this winter.

City to pay entire cost of Bayview sewer extensions
Bayview residents won their battle with the city Monday night when it decided to shoulder the entire cost of a sewer extension for the North Douglas neighborhood.

Photo: Swearing them in, 1985
Then Lt. Gov. Steve McAlpine swears in members of the House of Representatives at the beginning of the legislative session in 1985.

Villagers say they're facing a fuel crisis
After a disastrous local salmon season, many cash-poor Yakutat residents are wondering how they will pay to heat their homes this winter.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Legislative Affairs settles case with security guard
A Capitol security guard fired in February for writing a letter critical of lawmakers who drink in the building accepted a $10,000 settlement from his former employers on Tuesday, attorneys say.

Some alcohol sellers fail checks
Robert Rodman said he's had "zero tolerance" for underage customers during the 16 years he has owned Percy's Liquor Store, downtown on Front Street.

City rejects lower lease rate proposed for shopping center
A Belgian couple hoping to get a cheaper rate on a city land lease for a South Franklin Street tourist shop may be disappointed.

Photo: School project
Floyd Dryden Middle School student Angela Wright, 11, shows a model she built of the Great Pyramid of Khufu to Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, on Monday in Mike Heiman's world history class.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Photo: School project
Floyd Dryden Middle School student Angela Wright, 11, shows a model she built of the Great Pyramid of Khufu to Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, on Monday in Mike Heiman's world history class.

Photo: Swearing them in, 1985
Then Lt. Gov. Steve McAlpine swears in members of the House of Representatives at the beginning of the legislative session in 1985.

Some alcohol sellers fail checks
Robert Rodman said he's had "zero tolerance" for underage customers during the 16 years he has owned Percy's Liquor Store, downtown on Front Street.

Sealaska to reduce logging by 25 percent
Sealaska Corp. announced Monday that its shareholders and employees face a serious economic loss because the corporation's timber resources are much smaller than previously thought.

Ex-prisoner in Tibet to speak on human rights
A political prisoner for 33 years in Chinese labor camps and prisons throughout his home country, Tibetan lama Palden Gyatso says he was shocked, burnt, prodded, beaten, even roasted alive.

Classes train mine workers
To earn locally some workers might consider learning locally.

City to pay entire cost of Bayview sewer extensions
Bayview residents won their battle with the city Monday night when it decided to shoulder the entire cost of a sewer extension for the North Douglas neighborhood.

City rejects lower lease rate proposed for shopping center
A Belgian couple hoping to get a cheaper rate on a city land lease for a South Franklin Street tourist shop may be disappointed.

Photo: In with the new
Richard Green cuts spikes Monday off planks removed from the dock where the Timberwolf gift shop had been.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Photo: Filipino scholarships
Filipino Community Incorporated celebrated excellence in education during its scholarship awards night in September at the Filipino Hall.

This year, a principled approach to the holidays
The holidays are upon us. We look forward to special times with family and friends.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Campbell and Anderson marry
Former Juneau resident Melissa Campbell and Mark Anderson of Issaquah, Wash., were married Aug. 27 in a ceremony on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

Bernice Ida Westfall
Juneau resident Bernice Ida Westfall, 95, died Nov. 10, 2005, at Juneau Pioneer's Home.

Bernice Ida Westfall
Juneau resident Bernice Ida Westfall, 95, died Nov. 10, 2005, at Juneau Pioneer's Home.

Clifford Berg
Juneau resident Clifford Berg died Oct. 11, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Joseph Allen Woodin
Former Juneau resident, Joseph Allen Woodin, 80, of Soap Lake, Wash. died Oct. 3, 2005, at Lakeridge Special Care in Moses Lake, Wash.

Barney Gregory Willard
Former Juneau resident Barney Gregory "Greg" Willard, 53, died Oct. 31, 2005, in Anchorage.

Mary R. Hargrave
Juneau resident Mary Rosina Hargrave, 89, died Nov. 11, 2005, in her sleep at her home in Juneau.

Barney Gregory Willard
Former Juneau resident Barney Gregory "Greg" Willard, 53, died Oct. 31, 2005, in Anchorage.

Clifford Berg
Juneau resident Clifford Berg died Oct. 11, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

My turn: Semantics versus science at the Kensington Mine
A lthough disappointed that the Kensington mediation efforts failed, I am certainly not surprised.

My turn: Semantics versus science at the Kensington Mine
A lthough disappointed that the Kensington mediation efforts failed, I am certainly not surprised.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Bush stops over at Elmendorf
President Bush stopped off here on Monday and slammed critics of the Iraq war before a crowd of flag-waving Alaskans.

Photo: Dyed-in-the-wool optimists
Sally Kuhn, 8, right, pulls with all her might as she tries to tow 4-year-old Lukas Coakley up the sledding hill last week near the University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Recreation Center in Fairbanks.

Natives form coalition for addressing economic problems in Southeast Alaska
Native leaders voted Tuesday to form their own coalition to address high energy costs and other economic problems in Southeast Alaska's rural communities.

Court to decide fee for lawsuit challenge
Environmental, tribal, Native and political organizations are awaiting an Alaska Supreme Court decision on their challenge of a state law that keeps the state from paying attorneys' fees in public interest lawsuits.

Bridges may no longer be earmarked
A congressional conference committee may strip two maligned Alaska bridge projects of their earmarks, but keep the same amount of highway funding for the state.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Increase in diabetes rate continues trend in Alaska
Diabetes increased 27 percent among Alaska adults from 2000 to 2004, according to the state epidemiology office, continuing a trend first noted in 1995.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Southeast Native leaders decry lack of ANWR revenue sharing
Southeast Alaska Native leaders want an Arctic Native corporation to share the wealth from proposed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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